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TheMat.com moving to USOC website platform with new look and functionality

This week, TheMat.com will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....

Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....



Loukides, Strobel among guests this week on Takedown Radio



Last week I was under the weather and Steve Foster did a great job flying solo. Thanks for covering my back. Steve is always there for wrestling. Thank you!

Special- We will be broadcasting this year's United States Marine Corps World Team Trials on behalf of USA Wrestling. Join Steve Foster, Matt Lindland, Dan Henderson and Scott Casber for these free live broadcasts June 9 and 10 LIVE from Las Vegas, NV.

This week I'm back in the studio with some special guests -

MMA Stars and the founders of Midwest Cage Championship, Ryan Hass and UFC Vet John "The Hurricane" Halverson. We'll talk about what happening in MMA locally May 19th at the Des Moines Ice Arena

Also,
Simpson Asst. Head Coach Clint Manny joins us along Simpson freshman wrestler Curtis Barber who's father is scheduled to call in from the middle east

On the live line we go round the country to check on all things wrestling-

9:05-9:15 Jason Loukides- Head Coach U of North Carolina Greensboro joins us for an update on his program

9:20-9:30 Intentional Open

9:35-9:45 Rob Koll- Joins us to get us an update on Cornell University's Big Red Summer Camps and Clinics

9:50 Amy Williams- Wildrose Casino Entertainment Emmetsburg Update

10:05-10:15 Intentional OPEN

10:20 William Shutt- Midwest Cage Championship Featherweight Title hunter, wrestled as a kid in southern Iowa. Out of team OJJ in Oregon, Sportfight Vet. Enoch Wilson is his brother. This interview is brought to you by: Matt Lindland's Team Quest

10:35 Greg Strobel- Head Coach at Lehigh - Summer camps, a cap on last season and building for the future. We'll talk with one of the great guys in this sport.

Simpson freshman wrestler Curtis Barber (Winterset, Iowa, Winterset H.S.) is scheduled to be featured on Saturday's CBS Sports NCAA Winter Sports Highlights show. The show will air locally in Des Moines on KCCI-TV at 12 p.m. CDT. Barber will be featured in a story on his relationship with his father Kevin, who was deployed to Iraq, just prior to Barber's appearance at the national tournament. In tribute to his father, Curtis has "DAD" written on the side of his wrestling head gear.

Barber was the only Simpson wrestler to qualify for the 2007 NCAA Division III Championships. Barber lost both of his matches at nationals. In the first round of the 149-pound championship bracket, he lost to the No. 6 seed, Don Ooten of Brockport State in the first round. He was eliminated from the tournament when he lost 16-5 to NYU's Eugene Koblinsky in the first round of the consolation bracket. He ended the year with a 19-14 overall record and 2 pins.
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